Evaluating Essays & Peer-Editing System for all types of essays! In order to be good writers, it is essential that students are able to read and evaluate all types of writing. Unfortunately, however, most of the essays students are asked to evaluate through traditional writing programs have been written by a professional writer to look like a sample student essay. Those essays usually have few problems and may not represent an actual representation of the kind of writing struggling or practicing writers actually produce. Students are then forced to work with examples that don't address the kinds of issues they have as real writers in real classrooms, and are left feeling as if they can't compare or keep up.
The essays in this writing program have been based on actual student essays. The idea is that the more students are able to work with real-life examples, the more they can learn. And as an added bonus, students can objectively evaluate these essays knowing that they have not been written by anyone they know. In fact, students actually enjoy learning with these examples, and have been known to get excited or laugh out loud when they discover an egregious problem! (And the best part -- you know it's working!)
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Includes both PRINTABLE and DIGITAL VERSIONS for Distance Learning and In-Person Classrooms.